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Earl Gregg Swem Library

First Births to Older Women Continue to Rise

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db152.pdf

Explores trends in first births to women aged 35-39 and 40-44 years old from 1970 to 2012, and by race and Hispanic origin from 1990 to 2012.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Jail Inmates at Midyear 2013: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jim13st.pdf

Presents estimates of the number of jail inmates by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and conviction status.  Also portrays trends from 2000 to 2013.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Summary: North American 2014 HFC Submission to the Montreal Protocol

Categories: Canada,Environment,Mexico,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/226046.pdf

The amendment proposal, submitted by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico,  is a starting point for discussions to adopt an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are being used as replacements for other ozone-depleting substances.  From the State Department

 

Annual Report on Technology Transfer: Approach and Plans, Fiscal Year 2013 Activities and Achievements

Categories: Science/Technology

http://www.nist.gov/tpo/publications/upload/DOC-FY-2013-Tech-Trans-Annual-Report-4-28-14.pdf

Summarizes technology transfer activities and achievements of the federal laboratories within the Department of Commerce.  From the National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-15, Part 2: Documents on Western Europe, 1973-1976

Categories: Communism,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,NATO

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve15p2

Part of a subseries that documents foreign policy issues with Western European countries in the Nixon/Ford period.  From the State Department

 

The Little Data Book: 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/18238/9781464801655.pdf?sequence=1

A pocket edition of World Development Indicators 2014.  Features 214 country tables of economic statistics plus 14 summary tables for regional and income groups.  From the World Bank

 

NASA-UCI Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/may/nasa-uci-study-indicates-loss-of-west-antarctic-glaciers-appears-unstoppable/

Reports results of investigation sponsored jointly  by NASA and the University of California-Irvine which determined that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will melt into the sea raising sea levels by four feet.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr6304a1.htm

Offers recommendations on  how to provide quality family planning services including contraceptive services, pregnancy testing, basic infertility services, and sexually transmitted disease services.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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